Rally speaks volumes

Newton's comeback against Alabama puts another exclamation point on QB's trophy-caliber season

November 29, 2010

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

Buzz: Newton's ticket to New York was already punched several weeks ago, but his performance against Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Friday might have sealed the deal for becoming the first Auburn player to win the Heisman since Bo Jackson in 1985. The junior rallied the Tigers from a 24-0 deficit with 216 yards through the air and four total touchdowns.

Up next: SEC title game vs. South Carolina at Atlanta, Saturday.

LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

Buzz: Slowed by an aggressive Arizona defense that left him battered and bruised, James carried the ball 28 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to lead the Ducks to a 48-29 victory over the Wildcats on Friday. The win helped Oregon clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title and pulled it within one game of playing in the BCS title game. James now has 1,548 yards on the season and leads the nation in rushing (154.8 ypg).

Up next: at Oregon State, Saturday.

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Buzz: One of college football's premier passers this season, Luck completed 70 percent of his 31 attempts for 305 yards and four touchdowns in the Cardinal's 38-0 dismantling of Oregon State on Saturday. The junior has thrown for 3,051 yards and a school-record 28 touchdowns on the season, helping to lead the Cardinal to the best season in school history. Up next: Bowl game.

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State

Buzz: Everything went well for the Broncos quarterback except the score. The junior was 20 of 31 for 348 yards and two touchdowns, but Nevada rallied from 17 points down to snap Boise State's 23-game winning streak and knocked the Broncos out of the title picture. Moore nearly saved the day for the Broncos when he connected with Titus Young for an 83-yard play that set up what could have been the game-winning field goal with 1 second left.

Up next: vs. Utah State, Saturday.

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State

Buzz: Finishing the regular season on a strong note, Pryor threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns to direct the Buckeyes to a 37-7 win over Michigan on Saturday in the 107th edition of one of college football's most storied rivalries. The junior also carried the ball 12 times for 49 yards in helping Ohio State clinch a share of its sixth consecutive Big Ten title.

Up next: Bowl game.

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